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Relief as more electricity consumers in Rivers get prepaid meters


Electricity consumers in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, who have been yearning for prepaid meters, had their wishes come true as a meter asset provider (MAP), Armese Consulting, recently supplied over 15,000 sets to customers in its coverage area, following the flag-off of the exercise by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Rivers State.

A statement signed by the marketing manager of the consulting firm, Francis Jakpor, said: “In its Metering Service Agreement (MSA) with PHED, Armese is tasked with the supply and installation of single/three-phase meters in designated coverage areas across Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, all of which fall under the PHED jurisdiction.


“Armese, which boasts a 20,580sqm meter manufacturing facility with the installed capacity to produce three million meters yearly, assured of continual supply of meters to power commercial entities and households during and after the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus… ”

Group Chief Operating Officer, Income Electrix, parent company of Armese Consulting, Dr. Dallas Peavey, disclosed that within the past one year, Armese has also been engaged by Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), among others, to supply meters for electricity distribution.

He said: “At Armese, our business orientation is 360-degree customer satisfaction. As such, we remain committed to fulfilling our contractual obligations in the face of impossible odds, including the ravaging coronavirus, which has drastically affected the supply chain for meter asset assembly locally.

Armese recently joined high-powered stakeholders drawn from the Akwa Ibom State government, PHED and Ibom Power to brainstorm workable strategies ahead of the anticipated kick-off of the ‘Power for All’ project in Akwa Ibom.


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